StarWind Brings Virtual SAN to VMware

Storage Virtualization Leader Brings Virtual SAN Optimized For VMware ESX And ESXi To SMBs, Accelerating The Adoption of Completely Virtual Environments

Burlington, Mass. – March 31, 2009StarWind Software, the global leader in storage virtualization and iSCSI SAN software, today announced its Virtual SAN compatibility and its support for VMware ESX and VMware ESXi. Virtualization continues to be the primary focus of IT departments across the globe but too often the projects stop half way, at server virtualization.  

“A great deal of our new business today is driven by VMware virtualization projects that require networked storage,” said Zorian Rotenberg, President and CEO, StarWind Software. “Customers want to combine server virtualization with storage virtualization to take full advantage of their new virtual infrastructure. Because of this customer-driven demand we are very committed to optimizing our products for VMware and are looking forward to assisting new customers who are implementing completely virtual environments.”

StarWind's Virtual SAN is the ideal "shared storage" solution for VMware -- it is reliable, scalable and powerful yet simple to manage. It turns any industry-standard Windows server into an iSCSI SAN for VMware and works right over existing networks eliminating the need for high-cost proprietary hardware or networking equipment. Implementing a reliable shared storage with VMware is becoming an industry "best practice." StarWind is an Access Partner of VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program which provides resources and expertise to deliver products optimized for and designed to work with VMware ESX and VMware ESXi.  

StarWind's Virtual SAN provides shared storage and enhances VMware's functionality by:
• Enabling the use of VMotion, VMware HA, DRS, and VCB features
• Providing an extra layer of protection and higher data availability
• Reducing downtime to near zero with storage redundancy
• Improving hardware utilization by leveraging existing IT infrastructure
• Simplifying storage management for VMware
• Protecting against a single point of failure

StarWind’s Server 4.0 software trial version is available for download through the company website and takes less than 30 minutes to download and install.  


Pricing and Availability
StarWind Server 4.0 is currently available through authorized channel partners. There are quantifiable cost savings; including a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), with StarWind's truly affordable iSCSI SAN. For further information, please contact StarWind Software at 1-617-449-7717 or at the company's website www.StarWindSoftware.com.


About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a leading global provider storage virtualization and Open iSCSI SAN solutions. StarWind Server is an iSCSI SAN software that converts any Windows Server into a reliable, powerful and scalable SAN and is designed for use with solutions such as VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server clusters for databases applications such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint Server. StarWind is an affordable iSCSI SAN solution and combines an ease of use with enterprise-class features such as Mirroring and Replication, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Library (VTL). Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI SAN industry and has been the solution of choice for thousands of global customers in over 50 countries, from small and mid-size businesses, to governments, and to Fortune 1000 clients.

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Media Contact:
StarWind Software Inc.
John Welch, 1-617-449-7717
media@starwindsoftware.com
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